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Problem Increasing Due To Spread Of Toxic Ozone This Summer: CSE Report

According to this report, ozone falls in the category of a very toxic gas that can cause asthma and respiratory diseases in people

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The latest report of the Center for Science and Environment (CSE) says, the problem is increasing due to the spread of toxic ozone in this summer season.

According to this report, ozone falls in the category of a very toxic gas that can cause asthma and respiratory diseases in people. On an average, 16 stations in Delhi-NCR were higher than the daily norm in March-April and this is an increase of 33 per cent over the previous year.

The summer of 2022 has broken many records this year, and has also created a new history in terms of heat. Along with the rising heat, this year has also seen a massive increase in ozone, which is making Delhi's air more toxic. In terms of increase in ozone gas, the capital Delhi ranks among the most polluted cities in India, while the country's financial capital Mumbai is at number two. In this list Kolkata comes third, Hyderabad fourth, Chennai fifth and Bangalore sixth.

CSE's Research and Advocacy Executive Director Anumita Roy Chowdhury says that even if we bring control in the amount of pollution spreading in the air, still we can not get rid of the ozone growth at the ground level. Despite getting many alerts, this issue of ozone pollution is not being given importance and if steps are not taken on this problem in time, then it will become a big problem for the health of the people.

According to the State of Global Air Report in the year 2020, not only pollution has increased due to ozone in India, but many people have also lost their lives. Usually the effect of ozone is less at night after sunset, but in Delhi NCR, the effect of ozone is relatively high even at night. The effect of ozone has been observed at night in Mundka in Delhi, Loni and Vasundhara in Ghaziabad and Knowledge Park 3 in Greater Noida.

There is a need for immediate action on the rapidly increasing ozone gas in India. It has become very important to control the pollution caused by industrial factories, vehicular fumes. Along with this, there is a need to take necessary steps regarding this issue in the national level running program against pollution.


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